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The Daily Chop: Charlie Culberson is back, new name for SunTrust Park and more

Charlie Clutch will get another chance to earn a spot on the Braves’ Major League roster.

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The Braves are bringing back Charlie Culberson on a minor league deal that also includes an invite to spring training. Culberson was non-tendered and dropped from the 40-man roster earlier this offseason but he will get another chance to earn a spot during the spring.

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Braves CEO Derek Schiller told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that SunTrust Park will be getting a new name “sooner rather than later.” The renaming is expected to take place before the start of the 2020 season.

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The Tampa Bay Rays signed Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo to a two-year, $12 million deal Friday. Tampa will also be on the hook for a $2.4 million release fee owed to his former team Yokohama.

Veteran left-hander Brett Anderson is headed to Milwaukee on a one year deal that is worth a reported $5 million. Anderson turned in a solid and more importantly, healthy season for the A’s in 2019.

The San Diego Padres are in the hunt for starting pitching and are reportedly taking close looks at Madison Bumgarner and Dallas Keuchel. There are also reports that suggest that the Padres have been in contact with the Red Sox in regards to David Price.

The Mets reached an agreement to reduce the remaining value of Yoenis Cespedes contract on Friday as part of a settlement stemming from an accident that occurred at his ranch earlier this year. Cespedes missed all of the 2019 season after undergoing surgery on both heels. While recovering, he fractured his right ankle in a fall at his Florida ranch.

The Miami Marlins recently held a meeting with outfielder Yasiel Puig according to a report by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The club has previously been linked to Avisail Garcia and Corey Dickerson. Former Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun is also another possibility.

The Chicago Cubs are bringing back reliever Brandon Morrow on a minor-league deal. Morrow’s deal will pay him $1 million if he makes the major league roster and includes another $1.25 million in possible incentives.

The Houston Astros avoided arbitration with right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. setting on a one-year, $4.1 million contract. McCullers missed the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery.

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